Book Review: The Pastor’s Wife
Written by Jennifer AlLee
Reviewed by Rhonda Clark
Being a pastor’s wife wasn’t the life for Maura Sullivan. That’s one the reasons she fled Granger, Ohio six years earlier. Once again she finds herself back in town. Only this time leaving has stipulations, she must first fulfill the obligations of a will first. If she doesn’t the town and her husband’s church will suffer. What’s worse, she’s forced to live with the husband she abandoned. Her only choice is to make peace with her past and show the congregation she’s capable of finishing what she starts.
At first, this book confused me. A couple has absolutely no contact for six years and doesn’t get divorced. That’s something I’d never heard of, but this is fiction. Then again if a divorce had occurred then Mrs. AlLee wouldn’t have been able to weave a believable story. Still I found myself analyzing the actions of the characters and questioning their every move. What I should have been doing is enjoying a well written story that’s entertaining.
If you’re looking for a story that’s full of depth and challenging, this book isn’t for you. On the other hand if you want an escape from hectic life, you’ll find this book entertaining and a quick read. It will make great entertainment on cold winter night by the fire.
Publisher: Abingdon Press (February 2010)